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Stockpiling Gold

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In June 2019, the United States was the country with the largest gold reserves. The reserves of the U.S. were over twice as large as those of second-placed Germany, and nearly four times as large as the reserves of number three, Italy. The largest …

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Where the World is Getting Warmer

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Of 558 places around the world, climate data collected by the German Meteorological Service shows that when compared to the 1961-1990 temperature norm, a vast majority – 511 – saw an increase in 2018. 11 experienced no change and only 36 recorded …

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The Biggest Exporters of Beef in the World

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Brazil was the biggest exporter of beef and veal in the world in 2017 as well as in 2019 (forecast). Despite alreading being the biggest exporter of the meat, Brazil was also one of the countries growing its exports the strongest, together with Argentina. …

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Where Packaged Food is Unhealthiest

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A research paper published last month in scientific journal Obesity Review suggest that India is the country with the unhealthiest packaged food. The survey by researcher from the University of Oxford tested packaged food items like sweets, non-alcoholic beverages, cereal, dairy, …

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The World’s Largest Islands

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Eyebrows were raised far beyond Washington D.C. when the Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. President Donald Trump may have expressed interest in buying Greenland. Danish politicians dismissed his apparent interest with Ane Lone Bagger, Greeland’s foreign minister, saying that her homeland is open …

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The World’s Most Fragile States

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Amid Brexit, the unpredictability of Trump’s presidency ongoing conflicts in Yemen and Syria and countless other factors, the world is becoming less stable and increasingly fragile. Given the situation in 2019, the results of The Fund For Peace’s Fragile State Index is …

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The Generation Gap in TV Consumption

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According to Nielsen’s latest Total Audience Report, television is still the most used electronic medium for U.S. adults. On average, Americans aged 18 and older spend almost four and a half hours a day watching TV, still beating the three hours …

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How Many Websites Are There?

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On 6 August 1991, British physicist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland published the first ever website, the WorldWideWeb (W3). By the end of 1992 there were ten websites online and, after CERN made the W3 technology publicly available on …

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